The Selfish Giant ~ Book Sharing Monday

The Selfish Giant
by Oscar Wilde
illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger

Oscar Wilde’s classic religious themed children’s story about a giant who wouldn’t share his beautiful garden touches on themes of friendship and heart-changing faith. In the story, the giant comes home from a long trip to find children playing in his garden. He kicks them out, threatening to bring them to justice for trespassing. But a harsh winter – in the form of comic characters Frost, Snow, Hail and North Wind – brings the realization to the giant that the children who used to trespass in his garden implanted friendship in this special place. His heart melts in a life-changing moment, and spring, along with the children, returns to his garden.

Enjoy a lovely animated version of this story here, The Selfish Giant.

About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥